Modern Science in the Bible by Ben Hobrink

science in the bible


Goodness, how long has it been since my last post? Quite a while. But that’s what college does to you; all time is taken away by work and responsibilities. However, that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped reading. It only means it slows down for a while.

This book I finished rather fast though. It was so interesting that I couldn’t put it down while I was eating (I tend to read while I eat), and I polished off a good 100+ pages in one go after I finished my work.

As a Christian, I hear a lot of questions about the validity of the Bible and if it really applies to today. Many people claim to see tens of thousands of mistakes in the Bible (according to Hobrink, there are only a few hundred, and even those can be explained as minor spelling errors or language changes that don’t change the meaning of the passage), many say that the Levitical laws have no practical use then or now (some were actually some of the best ways to keep the Israelites healthy in a desert with no running water, refrigerators, medicine), and many think the stories have no modern scientific backing so are simple myths (Noah’s Ark was virtually unsinkable and it’s dimensions were the most ideal for a boat of that size on a sea of that magnitude). As you read, you’ll discover the many ways that modern science reared its head in Bible times. Those living in that time may have been ignorant of the microorganisms living in certain animals (those they weren’t supposed to consume, or even touch) or of the simple fact that washing regularly – even without soap! – can improve your hygiene, but they had a God who knew everything about what we call modern science and then some. And because of God, the Israelites were the most “modern” nations living at the time.

Whether you’re Christian or not, read this book with an open mind. You will learn so much, and you’ll see why modern scientists see the truth in the Bible.


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